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Mbappe on facing Ronaldo, Messi: I am the best

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Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe has said that he tells himself he is better than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo when he steps on the football pitch. Mbappe upstaged Messi in February when he scored a stunning hat trick in PSG’s emphatic 4-1 victory at Barcelona in the Champions League,......

Ronaldo Inches Closer to Men’s International Scoring Record

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Andrew Gastelum With his goal in a 3-1 World Cup qualifying win against Luxembourg on Tuesday, Cristiano Ronaldo pulled to within six goals of the men’s international scoring record of 109 goals set by Iranian striker Ali Daei. With Portugal locked in......

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Armband Up for Auction in Serbia

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Referee Apologizes for Cristiano Ronaldo’s Disallowed Goal

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Messi’s brain, Ronaldo’s heading, Haaland’s strength: The ultimate composite men’s soccer star

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Imagine being able to build a fantasy footballer, picking the best attributes and traits of the world’s top stars to construct the perfect attacking player. 2 Related Many would argue that you could just combine the strengths of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to create a player without weakness, but......

Ronaldo Storms Off After He is Denied Game-Winning Goal

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Cristiano Ronaldo stormed off the field and threw off his captain’s armband before the final whistle blew after his last minute goal against Serbia in world Cup qualifying was ruled no good.  With 13 seconds remaining in extra time, the forward received a long ball inside Serbia’s box. Ronaldo tapped......

Ronaldo, Daei and Why International Goals Don’t Tell the Full Story

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UEFA Kicks Off Its World Cup Qualifying Road to Qatar

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Avi Creditor If the European Championship is among the most intense, competitive and hard-to-peg tournaments in international soccer, UEFA’s World Cup qualifying slog might be the opposite.  That’s not to say that the 13 European teams who punch their tickets......

Beckham: Miami will draw likes of Ronaldo, Messi

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Inter Miami CF co-owner David Beckham said the Major League Soccer club remains intent on signing global stars like Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, or Neymar. Speaking exclusively to ESPN’s Taylor Twellman, the ex-Manchester United and England midfielder said players of that caliber would be attracted to play in Miami once......

Juve present Ronaldo with G.O.A.T. 770 shirt

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Cristiano Ronaldo was presented with a special shirt by Juventus president Andrea Agnelli ahead of Sunday’s Serie A game against Benevento. The shirt had “G.O.A.T.” — “greatest of all time” — and “770” printed on it to reflect Ronaldo surpassing Pele’s career goals record in a 3-1 win against Cagliari......

The Sad Saga of Eden Hazard

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Jonathan Wilson On Saturday, Eden Hazard came off the bench against Elche and played the final 15 minutes, a welcome return after a six-week absence. Monday came depressingly familiar news: He is likely to be out for another six weeks,......

Ronaldo Answers Critics With First-Half Hat Trick

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Andrew Gastelum After a turbulent week that led to exit rumors and questions whether he could still cut it on the biggest stage, Cristiano Ronaldo answered his critics by scoring a hat trick in the first 33 minutes against Cagliari......

Pirlo defends Ronaldo’s Juve record after UCL exit

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Andrea Pirlo defended Cristiano Ronaldo‘s record at Juventus following criticism after the Serie A champions’ elimination from the Champions League against Porto. Ronaldo was at fault for Porto’s decisive strike in their away goals victory as Sergio Oliveira‘s 115th-minute free-kick squeezed through the wall after Ronaldo had turned his back......

Are Juve’s woes down to Ronaldo? What’s going wrong for Italy’s super-club

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In the summer of 2018, Juventus was enjoying an unprecedented domestic run. The Bianconeri racked up 95 points in Serie A play to win their seventh consecutive league crown, and they destroyed AC Milan 4-0 to win their fourth consecutive Coppa Italia. Paulo Dybala, 24 years old, was emerging as......

UCL talking points: Do you take Mbappe or Haaland?

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From Kylian Mbappe‘s and Erling Haaland‘s dominant displays to the struggles of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, plus much more, the first legs of the Champions League round of 16 had plenty of things to discuss. We asked Gab Marcotti, Mark Ogden and Graham Hunter for their views on some......

Police probe Ronaldo’s alleged COVID breach

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Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo is under investigation. Giuseppe Cottini/NurPhoto via Getty Images Police are investigating a potential breach of Italy’s COVID-19 regulations by Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo after he allegedly travelled between the regions of Piedmont and Valle d’Aosta. Valle d’Aosta police confirmed to Reuters that an investigation has been opened......

Is Ronaldo the all-time top scorer? Or Pele? Or Bican? We may never know

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Cristiano Ronaldo has grown accustomed to breaking one goal-scoring record after another, but the latest milestone might just be the most important of his career. By scoring against Napoli in a 2-0 win in the Italian Supercup on Wednesday, Ronaldo scored the 760th goal of his professional career and, therefore,......

Rashford tops transfer value list, Messi 97th, Ronaldo drops out of Top 100

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With a new year upon us and the January transfer window open, the CIES Football Observatory has released its latest biannual transfer value list. The CIES list charts how much a club would have to pay to sign a player across Europe’s big five leagues, based on advanced algorithms dictated......

Ronaldo wins Golden Foot, one of the few awards Messi has yet to claim

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Cristiano Ronaldo was presented with the Golden Foot award at the weekend to mark his outstanding achievements and performances in international football over the course of 2020. Ronaldo beat longtime rival Lionel Messi and Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski to land the prestigious honour, for which only active players over......

Not happy! Ronaldo gets the hump as Lewy wins FIFA The Best

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FIFA held their annual The Best Awards in Zurich on Thursday night, with Robert Lewandowski beating Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to the top prize. The Poland international was named FIFA Men’s Player of the Year after rattling away 55 goals in just 47 appearances in Bayern Munich‘s treble-winning season.......

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